On May 18, Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership will be partnering with Imperfect Produce to host “Soup for the Soul,” a school/community carnival to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. This student-led fair will take place at Irvington Elementary (1320 NE Brazee St.) from 3-5pm on Friday, May 18, and is open to community members with a $5 entry fee. Event-goers can enjoy crafts for sale, raffles, games, and soup (details below) – and all proceeds will help the Oregon Food Bank in its mission to end hunger. To top it off, Tony and Christine Arnerich will match the carnival funds, doubling our donation to the Oregon Food Bank! Read more
Arnerich Massena’s I AM Learning Partnership organized a volunteer event, bringing together students from the program and employees of the firm to sort and box food donations for the Oregon Food Bank. On May 3, the group spent the morning working hard (and having some fun) on their project for the day, sorting apples. And what a lucky day it was to be there; Oregon Senator Ron Wyden made a surprise appearance! It being his birthday, the volunteers regaled him with song, and he expressed his gratitude for their service in helping to address hunger. Read more
David Zinczenko of The Today Show’s “Eat This, Not That” shares Fishpeople Seafood’s Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaskan Salmon Kit on the April 30 show. (Fishpeople is one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate.) For this show, editors headed to the freezer aisle to “find the very best, healthiest meals made with the cleanest ingredients.” With 27 grams of protein and only 240 calories per serving, Fishpeople’s salmon kit makes a great, healthy meal of sustainable seafood. “You want something that gives you peace of mind,” Zinczenko remarks. Read more
“Global water shortages are still a concern – a recent UN report predicts that more than five billion people – about two thirds of the world’s population – could suffer water scarcity by 2050” begins the CBS This Morning report, Out of Thin Air. “[Reporter] Jamie Yuccas visited one company in Arizona with a possible solution that makes drinkable water out of air.” In this report, Yuccas interviews Cody Friesen, founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager. Read more
Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) hosted its 6th Annual “Celebrating Our Caring Community” luncheon on April 17, 2018. The event featured keynote speaker Emily Wanderer Cohen, the daughter and grandchild of Holocaust survivors who now coaches generations of Holocaust survivors toward trauma resolution. Read more
Seventy-six percent of the 174 U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017 were of companies with earnings less than zero. While it’s not unusual for unprofitable companies to go public, this is the highest level we’ve seen since 2000, and equal to the second-highest year of 1999.
“Are you ready for this? It could be a game-changer…” starts the accompanying article to Rachael Ray’s March 19, 2018 show featuring tech guru Katie Linendoll and Zero Mass Water’s Source Hydropanels. Zero Mass Water, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager, has made recent appearances with its innovative technology in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and on This Old House. Now, celebrity chef and talk show host Rachael Ray learns about the company’s incredible machine on her show Rachael.
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When market returns are attractive, as they have been for the last several years, the lure of passive investing is strong. After all, who wouldn’t want to capture market returns when the market is booming? (Passive investments, or index funds, closely mirror indexes in order to provide investors with broad market exposure at a generally lower cost than actively managed funds.) Passive investing can serve a purpose in a portfolio, particularly in more efficient asset classes, but investors should be aware of the pitfalls of overusing passive investment strategies, as outlined below. Read more
A leading college website, Spoon University, has discovered Fishpeople Seafood — one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager — and they like what they’ve found! “Fishpeople Seafood Entrée Kits are the Solution to a Fast and Healthy Dinner” suggests that Fishpeople’s entrée kits are just the thing for college students, who need solid nutrition but may not have time for major meal planning and preparation. Read more